What mothers always want for their baby is to feed them right and make sure they are always comfortable. However, this is actually not very easy for first-time mothers. Nursing their baby is always a challenge especially if they find it hard to breastfeed them.
One of the reasons why many mums these days opt not to breastfeed their baby is because it is very inconvenient. This concern is magnified when the mother has to step out of the house with her baby to run errands and take care of other responsibilities. While there are facilities in most public establishments designed to provide women a place to comfortably and privately breastfeed their babies, there are also situations wherein they will need to feed their little one in more public settings.
Even as a mother does her best to make the baby and herself comfortable and secure while breastfeeding in public, she is often wondering whether the child is getting disturbed and anxious, too, or if she is able to get into the right position to feed, which could be affecting how much milk the baby is actually getting. And so, to solve this problem, nursing covers and tops are made.
These are usually bib-, blanket- or sling-like pieces of fabric meant to conceal the mother’s chest area, as well as the entire baby in her arms, from the public while breastfeeding. Women are divided when it comes to the use of nursing covers; some love them because they are comfortable using it, and so is the baby. It can offer fewer distractions for a baby that needs a few tries before it can properly latch on.
Other mothers, however, may not like them because they cause the baby to fuss even more, or they feel it is natural to be a little exposed while feeding their baby. If an alternative to nursing covers is in order, women can opt to purchase specially made nursing clothes from specialty retailers.
These clothing pieces can range from breastfeeding tank tops, to shirts, to blouses, to dresses – all made with the special opening that will allow mothers to discreetly breastfeed in public without having to cover up their entire upper body area (and the baby) or expose a part or all of their engorged breasts when the baby latches on and off.